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Bacteria and Cancer: Another Connection

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Derek Lowe From:  Three months ago, I wrote about a report that some kinds of pancreatic cancer seem to be associated with particular infections, and wondered “How many similar stories are out there that we don’t know about yet?” Well, that didn’t take long to start being answered. This recent paper in Science (from a multicenter team: Dana-Farber, Broad, …

Immunotherapy: The next frontier in cancer treatment?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From MedCity News by Veciana-Suarez, Ana Though radiation sent Coris Shepard to the hospital with a burned esophagus for 21 days, it did little to the tumors in his left lung. The chemotherapy that followed didn’t work either. In fact, the stubborn cancer actually grew in size. At wit’s end and almost out of hope, he agreed to participate in …